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cheddar biscuits on a wire rack

Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Just 20 minutes to make these cheddar biscuits with ham
Course Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar biscuits, homemade biscuits
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 Biscuits


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk + 1 tbs vinegar
  • ½ cup butter melted, unsalted
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup ham small diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded & 2 tbs separated
  • Garnish: melted butter fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Start by sifting together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and garlic powder.
  • In a smaller bowl whisk the egg, melted butter and buttermilk together.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the flour and stir until just combined.
  • Next gently fold in the diced ham and shredded cheese.
  • Drop dough into even size portions onto lined baking sheet and top with extra cheese.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes then baste with melted butter and fine chopped parsley when biscuits are cooked.


You can freeze these biscuits in an air tight container, for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave a few seconds
Refrigerate for up to 3 days.